Discussion in 'General Software' started by MxPhenom 216, Jan 28, 2011.
huh??? are you tired??
i wouldnt doubt it lol
Free: MSE, Comodo, Avast.
Paid: ESET, Kaspersky.
And this is just for anti-virus or AV+firewall. I also use other stuff to keep the computer safe.
Interesting as i have had the complete opposite, ive gone to a ladies place that had norton installed and it was easy to tell she had viruses on her computer, did a full scan and norton found nothing, installed avast and it found 15 in a very short amount of time.
I have seen this^ countless times on many machines that have norton, it just doesnt find shit.
Personally, let her keep the Norton, just hop on your H-D and both of you, ride off to a romantic place and...
Ohhh, A\V software.
Norton does a decent job, but none of them is perfect. Due vigilance is best; along with Kaspersky (if you are wanting to pay for that warm secure feeling), Avira, MSE, Comodo, or other free options... also, Malwarebytes and\or Superantispyware as reserve clean-up crew.
Also, I have found that nortondns or opendns are fast and pretty good at warning of malicious sites.
and i came here thinking norton is internet speak for some battery operated girl device
Last time I used norton a virus literally dismantled it. Scattered the files for it all over my computer. It was everywhere but the install folder.
Comodo all the way I have installed it on every build I have done have not had any one bring it back due to viruses. Norton was a hog that I can remember slows pc's down big time. I am sure the new one might be better but its still Norton. I have cleaned a few computers that have had it and as many viruses their computers had I would think Norton was saying come right in.
Norton causes more harm than good. The first thing I do when repairing any system is remove Norton AV!
Why is she worried about using Microsoft Security Essentials? It's made by Micro$oft so you would think they know quite a bit about protecting a Windows based system
I switched from NOD32 to MSE and never looked back
LMFAO, yeah a big ol' double-ender called 'Norton'
It's just a myth and bullcrap that norton is slow. It was slow back in the day but norton antivirus 2011 is decent and it's much better than kaspersky. Kaspersky is the slowest and just a hog.
There are some decent free antiviruses: mse, avast, avira etc. Avg got worsen in the last couple of years.
I'm a convert to Norton after swearing blind for years that I'd never buy an antivirus. I found a 6-month trial of IS and bought a license during my local WH Smith's Christmas sale.
Norton used to be crap, but they really got their act together with the 2010 release. The 2011 release is even better. From what I remember, you can use any Norton key with any newer version of the product. Try upgrading her to 2010/2011 and watch her computer fly.
Teel her: Its not because the guy is going slow that wont get aids ..you need protection !
Drone and Red Machine are spot on. It used to be slow, but not anymore.
However, I feel that paid antivirus is pretty unneccesary nowadays. IS packs are a different story as they usually offer other things as well (like backup, parental controls and whatnot) though, but I would never pay for basic antivirus protection.
The only thing symantec ever got right was ghost and backup exec and they are slowly screwing up both of those... lol +1 for avast, avg , comodo, or MSE. But i'm with everyone else.. you have to take time to setup comodo, but once you do your good to go.
I'm gonna stick my neck out here and give the Norton product a lot more credit than you guys are willing to. It finished first in the most recent Consumer Reports test. We recommend it to our customers. It is a resource hog, but there isn't any reason at all to get that girl to switch to something else if she already has Norton, unless you enjoy driving two hours every so often just to "work on her computer".
AVG internet security here valid until 2018 ill keep it hehe
Aye, but which version is it? If you're on an older version, it's no good.
In that case my ISP offers Norton 360 for free and still will not use it..
If the user uses P2P that be a great reason to use aVast as it detects viruses before download.
aVast, MSE, Outpost Security Suite and Kalsperky are the only ones i will use.
I did try Norton 360 like because it was free and did not like it for many reason one being lack of advanced control over a application.
The newest one I had version 9 before but now im having version 2011 ...my key is available for all Internet security versions
I have Symantec's Endpoint Protection and McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise 870 which I use on all my rigs. I've never had any issues with them so it's probably the free version that is what's giving everyone the issues. I get them free from my company BTW
The extreme amount of ignorance in this thread is not surprising. Norton was being praised everywhere for lightweight since two years ago.
old cpu 2gb> ram MSSE
new cpu 2gb< ram norton
But why bother payng for something when you can use MSE for free?
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